Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, race, sex, and age Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted(1)
June
2016
May
2017
June
2017
June
2016
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017
June
2017

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

198,132 198,775 198,872 198,132 198,525 198,604 198,685 198,775 198,872

Civilian labor force

125,448 124,722 125,770 124,555 124,856 125,046 124,925 124,481 124,890

Participation rate

63.3 62.7 63.2 62.9 62.9 63.0 62.9 62.6 62.8

Employed

119,783 120,375 120,768 119,120 119,740 120,180 120,142 119,896 120,091

Employment-population ratio

60.5 60.6 60.7 60.1 60.3 60.5 60.5 60.3 60.4

Unemployed

5,665 4,346 5,002 5,434 5,116 4,866 4,783 4,585 4,799

Unemployment rate

4.5 3.5 4.0 4.4 4.1 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.8

Not in labor force

72,684 74,053 73,102 73,578 73,669 73,557 73,760 74,294 73,982

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

65,419 65,380 65,494 65,117 65,362 65,219 65,306 65,217 65,225

Participation rate

72.3 72.0 72.0 71.9 72.0 71.9 71.9 71.8 71.8

Employed

62,925 63,293 63,269 62,515 62,877 62,850 63,053 62,999 62,886

Employment-population ratio

69.5 69.7 69.6 69.1 69.3 69.2 69.4 69.3 69.2

Unemployed

2,494 2,087 2,225 2,603 2,485 2,369 2,253 2,218 2,339

Unemployment rate

3.8 3.2 3.4 4.0 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.4 3.6

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,622 54,933 54,775 54,871 54,988 55,153 54,983 54,785 55,015

Participation rate

57.3 57.5 57.3 57.6 57.6 57.8 57.6 57.3 57.5

Employed

52,353 53,169 52,765 52,686 52,949 53,211 53,049 52,927 53,100

Employment-population ratio

55.0 55.6 55.2 55.3 55.5 55.7 55.5 55.4 55.5

Unemployed

2,269 1,764 2,010 2,186 2,039 1,942 1,935 1,858 1,915

Unemployment rate

4.2 3.2 3.7 4.0 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.5

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

5,407 4,408 5,501 4,566 4,505 4,674 4,635 4,479 4,650

Participation rate

43.8 35.7 44.6 37.0 36.5 37.9 37.5 36.3 37.7

Employed

4,505 3,914 4,733 3,920 3,913 4,119 4,040 3,970 4,105

Employment-population ratio

36.5 31.7 38.4 31.8 31.7 33.4 32.7 32.2 33.3

Unemployed

902 495 768 646 592 555 595 508 545

Unemployment rate

16.7 11.2 14.0 14.2 13.1 11.9 12.8 11.4 11.7

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,866 32,193 32,226 31,866 32,095 32,128 32,161 32,193 32,226

Civilian labor force

19,707 20,082 20,132 19,551 19,998 20,002 20,110 20,075 20,002

Participation rate

61.8 62.4 62.5 61.4 62.3 62.3 62.5 62.4 62.1

Employed

17,974 18,593 18,686 17,879 18,378 18,409 18,514 18,560 18,576

Employment-population ratio

56.4 57.8 58.0 56.1 57.3 57.3 57.6 57.7 57.6

Unemployed

1,733 1,489 1,446 1,672 1,620 1,593 1,597 1,515 1,426

Unemployment rate

8.8 7.4 7.2 8.6 8.1 8.0 7.9 7.5 7.1

Not in labor force

12,159 12,111 12,094 12,315 12,097 12,126 12,051 12,118 12,224

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,089 9,103 9,179 8,996 9,081 9,132 9,169 9,063 9,084

Participation rate

68.5 67.8 68.2 67.8 67.8 68.1 68.3 67.5 67.5

Employed

8,370 8,511 8,628 8,262 8,369 8,384 8,496 8,475 8,510

Employment-population ratio

63.1 63.3 64.1 62.3 62.5 62.6 63.3 63.1 63.3

Unemployed

719 593 551 735 713 747 673 588 574

Unemployment rate

7.9 6.5 6.0 8.2 7.8 8.2 7.3 6.5 6.3

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,775 10,178 10,080 9,822 10,162 10,173 10,168 10,224 10,143

Participation rate

60.8 62.7 62.0 61.0 62.7 62.7 62.7 62.9 62.4

Employed

9,082 9,497 9,408 9,112 9,438 9,497 9,470 9,513 9,455

Employment-population ratio

56.4 58.5 57.9 56.6 58.3 58.6 58.4 58.6 58.1

Unemployed

693 681 672 710 724 676 698 712 689

Unemployment rate

7.1 6.7 6.7 7.2 7.1 6.6 6.9 7.0 6.8

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

843 801 873 732 754 697 773 787 774

Participation rate

33.6 31.9 34.8 29.2 30.0 27.7 30.8 31.3 30.8

Employed

522 586 650 505 571 528 547 572 611

Employment-population ratio

20.8 23.3 25.9 20.1 22.7 21.0 21.8 22.8 24.3

Unemployed

321 215 223 227 183 169 226 215 163

Unemployment rate

38.1 26.8 25.6 31.0 24.3 24.3 29.3 27.3 21.1

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

15,032 15,433 15,367 15,032 15,228 15,285 15,389 15,433 15,367

Civilian labor force

9,584 9,818 9,848 9,523 9,709 9,635 9,761 9,826 9,792

Participation rate

63.8 63.6 64.1 63.4 63.8 63.0 63.4 63.7 63.7

Employed

9,226 9,479 9,472 9,192 9,377 9,318 9,446 9,471 9,443

Employment-population ratio

61.4 61.4 61.6 61.1 61.6 61.0 61.4 61.4 61.4

Unemployed

358 339 377 332 332 317 316 356 350

Unemployment rate

3.7 3.5 3.8 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.6 3.6

Not in labor force

5,448 5,615 5,519 5,509 5,519 5,650 5,628 5,607 5,575

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals shown in table A-1 because data are not presented for all races. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: July 07, 2017